Designing Effective E-Learning Online Course

This course is targeted to apply knowledge of current learning theories by incorporating research-based principles of online learning. Students will design and create online lesson prototypes; write measurable learning objectives that align with assessments; integrate task analyses; and will also explore how knowledge of different types of eLearning instructional strategies and tools ensures accessibility and usability for a wide range of learners.

This course is part of OSU's exclusive, online E-Learning Instructional Design and Development Certificate series.

What you'll learn:
  • Define and compare eLearning to other modes of learning.
  • Identify the characteristics of meaningful learning.
  • Analyze learner and task needs.
  • Relate learning theories and knowledge acquisition models (Bloom's taxonomy, learning styles, behaviorism, objectivism, cognitivism, constructivism, backward design principles, etc.) to instructional strategies and learning outcomes.
  • Develop concise, measureable and meaningful learner outcomes.
  • Compare and contrast a variety of eLearning instructional strategies and tools.
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    From Oregon State University
    Instructor Covie Quick
    Length Six weeks (Three hours per week)
    Language English (English)
    Subjects Education

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